Hypnobirthing Classes in Kent and Glasgow
I’m a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist specialising in Hypnobirthing and Mindfulness. I believe that every woman deserves the knowledge and skills to birth her baby calmly, without fear.
As a mum of two hypnobirthed babies I understand the need for reliable ways to navigate the challenges that birth can bring, and I know that Mindful Hypnobirthing makes a positive difference to each and every birth. As a Clinical Hypnotherapist I’m able to adapt hypnobirthing to your individual concerns and circumstances, whatever they might be, so that you get the greatest possible benefits and the best birth for you on the day.
Mindful hypnobirthing teaches you how to easily access a deep state of relaxation for exactly when you need it, removing fear and anxiety, greatly reducing and often avoiding entirely the need for pain relief, allowing your mind to work in harmony with your body. You’ll learn how to boost natural endorphins and the amazing hormones that make labour and birth safer, easier and more comfortable, no matter what path your birth takes.
You’ll feel calm and positive about labour, and give birth confidently, trusting your body, mind and instincts to do what they’ve been designed to do. Happily, it also creates wonderfully chilled-out babies too.
My focus is on providing knowledge, practical tools, and simple yet powerful hypnosis techniques so that parents can fully prepare for their unique, calm, positive birth. It’s a real privilege to enable couples to have a wonderful experience they will always treasure.
I’m available via phone or email support without charge, right up until the birth of your baby.
Do please get in touch for a chat if you’re unsure if Hypnobirthing is for you.
Classes take place either in your own home, in my retreat-style hypnotherapy studio in the North Kent Downs (15 minutes from Bluewater), or at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow (subject to availability). I also travel throughout Kent and London.
I’m currently focusing on teaching couples as private One-to-Ones for a fully personalised session at £330.
I also offer the full class via Skype or FaceTime at £175 for those unable to access a class nearby.
Please contact me with any questions or for further details:
07946 416 597
- I’m a member of The Hypnobirthing Association and a Mindful Mamma Practitioner.
- I’m also a member of the National Hypnotherapy Society, accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Here’s what clients say:
I feel like I have so many tools I can use now, and am feeling so much more positive and excited about meeting our baby. I feel it is the most positive thing we have done during our pregnancy, not only for me, but for us as a couple, and also for our baby… I took a lot more from the session than I had been expecting to, in many ways – N.D.
I wanted to thank you so much for your session I genuinely believe it helped me have an amazing experience. My labour in total was an 1 hour and 40 mins I’m still in shock I did it that quick. I pushed/breathed for only 20 mins with no tearing. I think your story helped, lol. I had a great midwife and such a positive experience. I’m so pleased. Once again thank you and I will definitely recommend your services. My princess is also so calm which is definitely a result of my calm birth. Roxanne.
Thanks so much for your support last week ! We had the most wonderful birth experience and have you to thank for that! It was everything we dreamed of and more. He was born by candle light in our birth pool at home.
I had mild period pain on and off on Sunday but we went for a walk and for afternoon tea , done some gardening etc.Woke up at 2am with strong period pains coming every 3 mins lasting for 40-50 secs, so called the midwife they came 30 mins later and I was already 6cm dilated. Both my midwives were so supportive of our birth plan, I got to 8/9cm before having gas and air and getting into pool and stopped having the gas for the push.
Placenta was delivered naturally and no stitches needed, he fed straight away, we were all tucked up in bed after a shower and tea and toast by 11am .
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS ALL POSSIBLE !!!
Love Amy, Daniel, Marley the dog and of course gorgeous George! Xxxx
I wanted to send you a note to say how grateful we are to you for taking us through the Hypnobirthing course and inspiring us with the confidence we needed for the birth of our daughter. We can’t thank you enough.
As you know my first child was born after my waters broke at 37 weeks but labour didn’t start. So I was induced at hospital the following day which I was disappointed about and had an epidural. Although the end result was a happy healthy son.
This time I really wanted a more natural birth for my second baby. I started listening to the Mindful Mamma recordings from 28 weeks a few times a week and then almost every day after we did your course at 32 weeks. In the entire time I NEVER made it through a recording without dropping off. I even tried skipping to the second half of the relaxation track hoping that I could at least find out what was on it… Nope, I still fell asleep. Often I ‘came to’ during the ‘count up’ at the end but normally it was 10-15 mins after it finished. I was worried that it meant I wouldn’t know what to do but all the advice from you and the Hypnobirthing forums said it was fine.
My waters broke again in the middle of the night, this time at 38 weeks. But I was much more mentally prepared this time. I started very light surges about 20 minutes later which cheered me up… At least something was happening. I went into the birth centre the next morning for a check up (to confirm my waters had ruptured) and they said that if labour hadn’t started to return at 9am the following day for a medical induction. Not really what I wanted to hear.
This time I kept super positive to get as much oxytocin going. Everything from wearing my favourite maternity dress, right down to treating myself to a hot chocolate in the hospital cafe whilst I waited for my husband and son to pick me up. I felt so happy – euphoric even – and I was nearly crying tears of happiness going home. I can’t really describe it but I was just overwhelming love. Perhaps the ‘training’ was kicking in.
I spent the day having light surges at home, playing Lego with my son, smelling his pyjamas and sniffing clary sage on a hanky. I also downloaded the ‘baby we’re ready’ track on your advice. I couldn’t get to the end of that either! Asleep every time!
Around 8:30pm my mum arrived to babysit my son and I think she was a bit surprised how good I looked. In her and my husbands words, I was glowing. At this point I was surging every 6-7 minutes.
I decided to have a bath on a whim about 10pm and listened to the relaxation tape. Again I fell asleep in the bath. When I woke up I was starting to surge much more intensely and frequently – every 3 mins or so. We phoned the birthing centre at 11:30pm, and they advised to give it an hour. I think I sounded so calm on the phone they didn’t pick up how far along I might be.
I lay down on the sofa – the only place I could get comfy and listened to the relaxation tracks again. Twice I think. I would fall asleep when not contracting, wake and be aware of the surge and visualise a flower opening, and then drop back off again. It was very very intense but just on my limit to control it. Then something switched a gear and I announced we had to go to the birthing centre right now. It’s a 5 minute journey by car but it took an hour as I was so slow walking as the surges would take over and I’d need to stop. So getting in/ out of the car was hard.
I got as far as the hospital entrance when I felt the need to push. I made it as far as the corridor the birthing centre was on before my husband managed to get a team of midwives to me and they found a wheelchair for me to kneel on to transport me into the birthing suite. Only at this point did I take my sunglasses off – it was 2am! There was no time to run the birthing pool and my daughter was delivered 10 minutes later. Very happy and healthy at 7lb 2oz.
Throughout the whole labour and delivery I felt entirely happy, confident and in control. I never panicked, even with the close shave at the end. I was totally and utterly in my birthing zone. I can’t thank you enough for helping us achieve the natural birth that we really wanted. We are all recovering super quickly at home and could not be happier. Thank you so much!
Big hugs from all of us
I was initially skeptical about hypnobirthing. Coming from a scientific background I thought it was a bit “woo” and too good to be true. However I decided it would be a worthwhile investment if it helped prepare Stephen & I for labour. So we took the course, a bit nervous and unsure what to expect.
What I quickly found was that it all made perfect sense. It helped demystify labour, clearly explaining what to expect, how Stephen & I would work together as a well prepared team and how my body would know what to do. I practiced the techniques and found myself looking forward to the birth and meeting my son rather than dreading it and wanting to get it over and done with!
As our due month approached I found Leonie to be an invaluable resource whenever I had a wobble or question. When I started to feel surges I felt excited. I used my relaxation techniques, my visual anchors and practiced my breathing exercises. Our son came into the world smiling and has continued to be the most content little baby ever since. I think this may be due in part to his mummy being so relaxed throughout my pregnancy and labour!
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend doing the course with Leonie to anyone. Im a convert! And have been spreading the word ever since discovering this unbelievable tool. It made something I was scared of into an incredible experience in which I felt empowered and in control. We had alot of decisions to make in the time it took for our perfect son to arrive. This course and Leonie gave us the knowledge, confidence and tools we needed to make confident choices and stick to our guns when needed! J.C.
This was our first experience
of hypnobirth ing and really had no idea what to expect. It was such a positive experience and we left feeling so confident and knowledgea ble about what was ahead of us. Leonie was so engaging, friendly and welcoming for all our questions. … Which there was a lot! After really not knowing much about it I now can’t wait to experience our own hypnobirth ! Cannot recommend this class more, I left feeling like superwoman !!!! Amy.
When I signed up for hypnobirthing I thought It was just about providing a positive birth experience, but I ended up getting so much more than that. Let me tell you about Oakley my typical hypno baby, even in my tummy he loved my hypno practice. He would stretch and turn inside me during sessions enjoying my relaxed state. During my hypno sessions and practice at home I felt I really bonded with Oakley and when he finally arrived I already knew him. All the midwifes were amazed at how chilled and content he was and this has continued on. I truly believe hypnosis had a big part to play in Oakley’s temperament, he has turned out to be the happiest chappie on the block. Aly x